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  1. Manual with luggage, heated grips and in black too. Very nice [emoji1360] Sure, purchasing remotely without physical inspection has its risks (I’ve done it once before) but if it’s from a dealer you’ll have some protection in case you find horrors upon taking delivery (check as much as poss before you sign for it), and presumably some warranty support in the months that follow should it be needed. I bought my VFR12 from a stealer , sorry I mean dealer [emoji23]. Happy to pay a bit more and have the protection given the value of the bike. Alas, my VFR has been truly issue-free as I’m sure yours will be too. They are amazing well designed bikes and solidly constructed. Welcome to the club my friend [emoji1373] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. There was a manufacturer recall for the drive shaft I confirmed had been done on my 2011 example before I bought it.. the code is “3EF”. Quite a bit of chatter about this recall on forums, so I knew to look out for it. I ended up phoning Honda HQ for my region and gave them the VIN, they ran a check and gave me all the details with no resistance. They even told me about another service action which had been performed under warranty; “3EL” Engine Abnormal Noise Inspection. I’m unsure if either of these recalls apply to 2013> examples tho. Power restriction feature in 1st n 2nd gear I think remained present throughout VFR12F production. So unless it’s had some tinkering by a previous owner (which could be verified with a test ride I’m sure [emoji6]) the bike will need a Bizzazz device or similar to derestrict it. I run my bike in standard form with the power restrictor and it’s never been a problem for me, you have to request a lot of throttle to get it to interfere.. 3rd gear and upwards it’s disabled obviously. General visual inspection all round, get your torch and shine it in all the hard to see places, make sure the bike has been suitably loved and garaged (not lived its life outside under a cover as some examples do). Some options spec’d from new can make living with the bike nicer; heated grips, centre stand, luggage.. but they can all be bought as aftermarket add-ons. Can’t really think of anything else in particular TBH. Is the example you’re considering a manual or auto version? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thx I’ll check it out [emoji1360] I’m not one to believe everything Wikipedia tells the world (rarely are things error free) but the VFR12F is listed on there as ceasing production in 2017. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_VFR1200F Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thx Flanders [emoji1360] Where were you able to find this info? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ooohhh.. that’s an interesting nugget of info. Thx Flanders [emoji6][emoji1360] Ok so 30k ish including F’s & X’s in 2015. Shame we don’t know what the “split” was between F’s & X’s. F’s stopped production in 2017, and god knows how many more were sold in the last couple of years. The plot thickens.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah, same here... rare as hens teeth. That said my opposite neighbour actually has one [emoji85] No coincidence though. He had a ‘big bang’ R1 and wanted a sports tourer so he could take his missus on trips away. So after a little word in his shell, he bought one [emoji2371][emoji23][emoji1360] 5yrs on and he hasn’t looked back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi all, anyone happen to know how many of our gorgeous VFR12Fs were made before Honda pulled the plug? I read that some of the main reasons why Honda stopped making them was because it struggled to meet emissions and noise regulations but I couldn’t help but think low demand (few new sales) wasn’t also a contributing factor. And that got me thinking, how many did they make/sell in the end? How many are still out there? Etc. For sure it’ll be a few years yet before they’re considered officially ‘rare’ (and prices may then climb) but knowing how plentiful they are might give an indication how soon that might happen.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Unfortunately I don’t have a wiring diagram [emoji53] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. As an ex-military man myself I’m sharing the same train of thought there RC, 100%. Bumpity bump! Thread still open for other VFR 7th gen owners to check their ignition cycle and report in please.. [emoji1374] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Just in case there are others who feel that I am wasting my time chasing an answer to this (seemingly valid) question, please go find another thread to read and sh*t on. Thanks [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Jeeeze... now there’s a cheery contribution [emoji849] ..not the helpful response I was seeking when reaching out to fellow 7th gen VFR owners on this forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Exactly! [emoji1360] Wow, so it can only be tested with a jumper wire!? Ok, good to know. I’ll see if I can give that a try. Would’ve expected a circuit check as part of the ignition cycle TBH (as is the case with your 8th gen) but well, I agree ; let’s see if some 7th gen members can add their contribution on this topic. Thanks for the excerpts from the manual [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi all, Wondering if I can have some help please - clearly I have too much time on my hands as I was going over the bike with a fine tooth comb and making a list of everything I need to get it looking mint.. while checking everything on the instrument cluster was working (all pixels looks good) I noticed that at no point during the cluster test turning the key through the ignition cycle from “off” to “on” did the water temp bulb illuminate. Engine light, oil warning light, abs light, neutral light all lit up, but water temp no. I know there are others that don’t come on during ignition cycle like; indicators, main beam.. but those I can check by flicking switches. How do I check my water temp bulb isn’t duff? Normally I’d already be suspecting the bulb is toast, but I have a buddy who also has a VFR12F (VIN assembly line buddies with my bike as it happens) and his water temp light has never illuminated in the 3yrs he’s had it. Been all over Europe in fact, not a niggle. Can someone else please check their bike to see if the water temp bulb comes on at all? Honda (confident that the bike would never overheat) perhaps decided to save some money on cluster bulbs.. [emoji2371] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. A very warm welcome to the club! The only way I was able to tell was to turn it all the way to “-“ until it won’t turn any more. At this point the bike is now on the minimum setting. Excessive torque should not be required to reach min or max settings. If you want you can count the clicks to know what setting it was on before you fiddled. Check the manual if you can, I think there are 11 settings? (or clicks) in the range from min to max. From memory I think the manual may also advise which setting to apply when carrying pillion / luggage etc. These are notorious for seizing up as owners tend not to adjust them. I would expect a good mechanic to operate the knob through its full range as part of any service and checking for correct operation, but no guarantees I guess. I give mine a good twisting every 6mths or so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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